New Cumnock have withdrawn from the 2017 Ayrshire Scratch league competition due to difficulties anticipated in fielding a team throughout the campaign.
Rather than begin their fixture and having to withdraw mid way through the season, the club rightly decided to withdraw before the fixtures began.
The withdrawal of New Cumnock leaves five teams chasing the Division 4 title this year.
In Division 4, Tam O Shanter got off to a winning start with a 4.5 - 1.5 home win over Moorpark in their first fixture of the season, played recently.
The only other result returned this week was in Division 1 where Wet Kilbride and Turnberry shared the spoils at the Seamill course in a 3 - 3 draw.